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Academic Skills: Study Aids, Exam Prep, and More: Academic and Practice Skills

This guide contains information on resources to help you with coursework, exam preparation, and to succeed in law school.


Be sure to check out the Law Library's Academic & Practice Skills Collection in the Reference Room. We have books on:

  • Legal research & analysis
  • Legal writing & citation
  • Exam strategies & law school success
  • Bar exam preparation
  • Practice of law
  • And more!

Books may be checked out for 1 week, with 1 renewal.

West Online Study Aids

The library's West Academic Study Aids subscription provides students with unlimited online access to more than 430 titles from West Academic Publishing. Over ten series are available, including Acing, Black Letter, Exam Pro, Gilberts, Sum & Substance Quick Reviews, and more. Books on academic success, bar preparation, and career success are included.

New! Audio lectures are now also available for streaming.

Click the link below to access West Academic  Study Aids. Be sure to create a West Academic login (this login is different from your Westlaw OnePass login). Your West Academic login will ensure off-campus access to the study aids and will also enable you to highlight titles, take notes, and save favorites.

Head of Access Services

Frances Brillantine
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library / 3600 John McCormack Road N.E., Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5155